Congratulations to Andrew Reddy and Stephen Gates who have been elected by Fr Jeff to Parish Council.
Simnel Cake: In celebration of Mothering Sunday, Simnel cake is available for everyone to share. Fr Jeff will bless it and it will be distributed at morning tea. A very big thank you to our cooks.
New Big Roster now available – copies available in church foyer and on the Community Resource Centre table.
NEXT SUNDAY: Palm Cross Making after morning tea. No experience necessary. Instructions and assistance provided. Everybody is invited to come join in this yearly St Luke’s community event.
Saturday 25th March – NSW State Elections:
The Electoral Office is hiring our hall from 3 p.m. Friday 24th to midnight on Saturday 25th March. The hall is therefore not available for use at this time.
A BBQ provided by the Chiew family & volunteers will be available on the day.
Our cake stall has also been approved by the Electoral Commission and will be held in the carpark from 9am until the cakes sell out.
Help is needed, as well as cakes, slices, or biscuits for sale. Small cupcakes, muffins, banana, date or walnut loaves sell best.
As there will be limited room in the carpark, there will only be one table with cakes and some jams, preserves & curds made by Lea MacNeil.
Please note: Goods can only be brought in on the day for sale as there is nowhere to store them overnight.
A cake stall roster for 2 hourly intervals is in the hall on the notice board. If you are available to help sell cakes please put your name down on one of the 2‑hours slots. Any help at all would be much appreciated!
Sat 25th March @ 7pm – ‘Splendour & Mystery’ — Sydney Chamber Choir
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Tickets: sydneychamberchoir.org or call 1300 661 738
Thurs 30 Mar @ 2 PM (NSW, Vic and Tas time) - Zoom ABM Easter Appeal:
Hear directly from the Bishop of North Queensland and senior clergy and laity about the exciting work our Easter Appeal will be funding.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to receive the notes and recording from the event, please email info@abmission.@org.au or phone 1300 302 663.
RSVPs must be received by MIDDAY Wednesday 29 March
Wed 5th April (Wednesday in Holy Week) — 2023 Chrism Eucharist:
Held at Christ Church St Laurence, George St, Sydney, at 11.00am.
Bishop Michael Stead will be the celebrant. A general invitation is extended to clergy, parish readers and parishioners to attend the service. All clergy and parish readers are invited to robe and renew their vows during the liturgy.
A light lunch will be served following the service.
Please RSVP (with any specific dietary requirements) to email@example.com for catering purposes by Wednesday 29 March.
Saturday 8th April – Parish Working Bee in readiness for Easter.
Please come at 9.30am if you can spare an hour or two – either in the church, hall, kitchen or garden.
Lenten Study – 2023 ABM Lenten resource: “The imaginary Doorway: Stories and studies from the Gospel of Inclusion”.
Wednesdays after 10.30am service and morning tea; and Monday nights at 7.30pm online via Zoom.
Please contact Fr Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link.
Casual Opshop Volunteers Required: The OpShop needs volunteers to work in the shop on a casual basis. Casual volunteers provide relief for other volunteers who are on leave or away for some reason. Generally, shifts worked are 2.5 hours either in the morning or afternoon – Tuesday to Saturday — in a very friendly and cooperative working environment. Please see Andy Serafin for further information.
A parish weekend retreat is planned to be held after Easter (Weekend of 21st-23rd April – date to be confirmed), at The Old Monastery at Stroud. Please let the Rector or Wardens know if you are interested.
Future Dates for your Diary:
Sunday 2nd April — Palm Sunday at 9.30 am with Procession.
Thursday 6th April — Maundy Thursday at 7.30 pm.
Friday 7th April — Good Friday at 9.30am and 12pm Stations of the Cross.
Sunday 9th April — Easter Day at 9.30 am.
Sunday 7th May – Myanmar Lunch Fundraiser for ABM.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
Food for our worms – Leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off during the week. Please remember to remove the strings from teabags. (NB — no dairy, citrus, onions or meat please). Worm castings are available. See Fr Jeff.
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at email@example.com to order them from her. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre; Edi & Oscar Davis; Susan Deas; John Dickson; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; Stephen Gates & Andrew.
Monday: Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Eleanor & Nicholas Fleming.
Tuesday: Marilyn Gibbs; Kevin Green; Peter Gilbert & Fred Narnolo.
Wednesday: Joyce Grant; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia; and Richard Hagan & Som.
Thursday: Selina Hardy & John; Susan Hill, and Janet Broady & Alex.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Almighty God, we pray for those in Turkey and Syria who are suffering following the devastating earthquake. We pray for healing and good medical care for those who have been injured. For those who have lost homes and possessions, please meet their daily needs for food, clean water and shelter and comfort those who mourn the loss of loved ones. And bless all who are on the ground helping those impacted. Amen.
Prayers for the sick: Stuart Grigg; (Fr) John Bowen; (Fr) Philip Bradford; Janet Walmsley; Tony Brownlow; Pauline Newell; Rosemary Bradford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kondratenko; Val Thomas; Kevin Tibbey; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; Raf Forents; Peter Crook; James Baker; Brother Donald; Baxter Mingis-Perkins; and Joan Dale.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Raymond Taylor; Boleslaw Jurczyk; Joan Burton; Bessie O’Reilly; Beryl Goodman; Donald Moffat; Edith Spurrier; Elsie Davis; and Wendy Clarke.
Saints Commemoration: 20th: Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Bishop, and missionary (d. 687); 21st: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, martyr and liturgist (d. 1556); 22nd: Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, teacher (d. 1711); and 24th: Paul Couturier, ecumenist (d. 1953).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andy Serafin; Florence Shellard; Ray Sommer; John Hardy; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Peter Cinelli; and Singla Pallav.
Readings for Next Sunday: The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading: Isaiah 7.10–14 Psalms: 40.6–13
Second Reading: Hebrews 10.4–10 Gospel: Luke 1.26–38
ABM Lent & Good Friday Appeal 2023
Envelopes are available in the church foyer to place on the collect plate Or Scan the QR code to make a donation online.
You can also donate online at www.abmission.org/Lent2023
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